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Day: September 13, 2017

102 year old man get sentenced over sex abused to British child
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

102 year old man get sentenced over sex abused to British child

    A 102-year-old man given a suspended sentence on Monday for sexually abusing a girl in the 1970s is thought to be the oldest person convicted of a crime in Britain, prosecutors said. Douglas Hammersley was given a two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to three counts of indecent assault. The Crown Prosecution Service said the incidents took place in the Buckinghamshire area, to the west of London, when the victim was between five and eight years old. ‘We were able to prosecute Hammersley thanks to the victim coming forward, even though the offences were committed more than four decades ago,’ said Jennie Laskar-Hall, senior prosecutor for the CPS. In December, a 101-year-old man was jailed for 13 years for a string of historical sex crimes against two young sist...
Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of punishment over Rohingya
Arab world, ENGLISH

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of punishment over Rohingya

    Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face ‘punishment’ for its crimes. The exodus of Muslim refugees from Buddhist-majority Myanmar was sparked by a fierce security force response to a series of Rohingya militant attacks on police and army posts in the country’s west on Aug. 25. The Islamist group behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the Untied States issued a statement urging Muslims around the world to support their fellow Muslims in Myanmar with aid, weapons and military support. The savage treatment meted out to our Muslim brothers ... shall not pass without punishment, al Qaeda said in a statement, according t...
European Commission has announced €3m more aid for Rohingyas
ENGLISH, Europe

European Commission has announced €3m more aid for Rohingyas

    As more and more refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar, the European Commission has announced additional humanitarian aid of €3 million to address the most pressing needs of Rohingya civilians. The funding comes on top of the €12 million announced in May 2017 when Commissioner Stylianides visited Rakhine State in Myanmar. The European Commission is providing further emergency humanitarian aid as the situation continues to be critical. This additional funding will help provide emergency shelter, water, food and health assistance for newly arrived refugees in Bangladesh and people in need in Myanmar, as soon as humanitarian access to the latter is restored. The EC continues to call for full humanitarian access and the respect for international human rights law in Myanma...
World’s most wanted gangster UK’s property frozen
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

World’s most wanted gangster UK’s property frozen

    British property belonging to one of the world’s most wanted gangsters and second richest criminal ever after Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar has been frozen. Kaskar Dawood Ibrahim, 61, an Indian national, who goes by 21 aliases, is estimated to be worth $6.7 billion (£5.05 billion) while rewards totalling $25m are on offer for his capture, according to Forbes business magazine. He owns a hotel in Warwickshire and other residential properties across the Midlands. The shadowy son of a Mumbai policeman is accused of heading a global crime empire called D Company, spanning 16 countries across five continents. The Indian government claim he has ties to Al Qaeda and blame him for a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993 and for planning the Mumbai massacre in 2009, the Birmingh...
Most wanted fraustar on run in Britain
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Most wanted fraustar on run in Britain

    Britain's most wanted fraudster Mark Acklom is on the run with another top fugitive, Sky News has discovered. Conman Acklom, 44, wanted in the UK for a romance scam, was photographed with a mystery companion at a cafe in Geneva, Switzerland, in May. A source told us the man was Jose Manuel Costas Estevez, a building contractor who fled Spain after a fraud conviction. We passed the information to Spanish detectives and they have now confirmed the man is Estevez, 50, who they have been hunting for more than a year. He faces six years in jail for ripping off government departments in Vigo, northwest Spain, by submitting false invoices up to €11m (£9.9m). Former Metropolitan Police border control officer Chris Hobbs said the absence of border controls in most of Europe was all...
Department for Education takes control of Tower Hamlets Children’s Services
ENGLISH, London

Department for Education takes control of Tower Hamlets Children’s Services

      The Department for Education (DfE) has issued a formal Direction order to Tower Hamlets council due to the inadequate performance in children’s services revealed in the Ofsted report of April this year. Staff from Lincolnshire County Council and Islington Council are to be appointed by the DfE as Intervention Advisers and Alan Woods CBE is to chair the Children’s Services Improvement Board (CSIB). Alan Woods was one of the four Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Commissioners who took control of Tower Hamlets council between December 2014 and March this year. Children’s Services criticised by Ofsted The latest development is regarded by the Council as the next formal step as a result of the damning Ofsted report into Children’s Services pub...